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last updated 10/17/2014
|Social Security Number Requirement:||Yes|
|Education Requirement for Licensure||150 hours (including B.A.)|
|Participates in International Examination Program||Yes|
|Hours in accounting:||18 graduate credits or 30 undergraduate credits or a combination thereof, to include financial accounting, audit, taxation and management accounting. In addition, CPA candidates must have 18 graduate credits or 24 undergraduate credits in business.|
|Exam sitting requirements:||B.A degree (120 hours) including 21 credits in accounting to include coverage in financial accounting, audit, managment accounting and taxation and 9 credits in business to include information systems, finance, and business law.|
|Experience requirements:||To qualify for full report license, 1 year of public accounting experience to include 1000 hours in the report function on full disclosure financial statements, of which not more than 300 hours may consist of full disclosure compilations. One year of governmental field audit work may be accepted at the discretion of the Board of Public Accountancy for a full report license. For a non-report license, 1 year of public accounting experience or 3 years of non-public accounting in a position that is substantially equivalent to public accounting. Non-public accounting experience must be beyond entry level and under the supervision of a CPA. Applicants with a graduate degree in accounting, business administration or law qualify for a non-report license.|
|Ethics exam:||No ethics exam|
Social Security Number is required to apply for licensure.
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